Take Off The Costume: Lauren Duski – “Costume Party”

Lauren Duski “Costume Party” Midwestern Girl Lauren Duski has such a great voice.  I love when an artist bears their soul without overproduction, just barenaked honesty.  Originally from Gaylord, Michigan, Duski was on the Voice, finishing runner-up.  With her voice and … Continue Reading

Close Harmonies: Lily & Madeleine – “Just Do It”

Lily & Madeleine “Just Do It” Canterbury Girls Another great song from that sister team, Lily & Madeleine.  Only sisters could harmonize so closely (think Pointer Sisters or the Andrew Sisters).  Lily & Madeleine, from Indianapolis, is actually Lily Jurkiewicz, Madeleine Jurkiewicz, … Continue Reading

Electronica Pop: I Am A Rocketship – “Face Off”

I Am A Rocketship “Face Off” Mind Graffiti This Swedish-American duo from Atlanta is comprised of Eric Weissinger and L E Kippner.  This electronic duo combines Swedish pop sensibility with a dash of electronic surprise.  Kippner’s voice reminds me of Shirley … Continue Reading

Power Pop: The Stolen (feat. Jake Miller) – “Rooftop”

The Stolen (Feat. Jake Miller) “Rooftop” Rooftop What a great power pop/post punk band.  They have the same immediacy that made 3 Doors Down and Seven Mary Three such potent bands.  “Rooftop” is so great because, having the bands’ friend, … Continue Reading

Distopian Future: ShapeShiftingAliens – “Fade Away”

ShapeShiftingAliens “Fade Away” ShapeShiftingAliens ShapeShiftingAliens is a Swedish duo, consisting of Johan Cléve on vocals and Niklas Rundquist, also known as solo artist by the monker Brainshadow. This duo delves the darkest parts of Bowie’s Tin Machine and Trent Reznor and mixes them in an … Continue Reading

The Top 10 Albums of 2018

2018 sees an eclectic group of artists from all genres of music. New and old artists pave the way into the next decade with outstanding albums that have us laughing, dancing, singing, crying,….YAAAASSS! 10. Cher – Dancing Queen 9. Anderson … Continue Reading